IMDS

The greatest change in chemicals regulation started in 2000 with the introduction of the International Material Data System (IMDS), a standard in the automotive industry for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). The web-based system solved the problem that the auto industry had in keeping track of the thousands of articles included in the production of a single vehicle, provided by many different suppliers (Tier 1, Tier 2, etc.). Knowing what is included their product enables auto makers to ensure that they comply with relevant legislation.

 

Impact: High

This commercial standard is used by the biggest OEMs. Today in the auto market, you cannot make sales if you haven’t submitted your product information to the IMDS.

 



Afera to reach new markets with 55-page website expansion on new generation of adhesive tapes

Afera, the European Adhesive Tape Association, announced today the launch of the Why tape? section of its website dedicated to inspiring design and process engineers with the broad functionality and range of advantages of adhesive tape. Why tape? is a journey of illustration and description of what tape is and how it can be used, its versatility, benefits and ease of application,the diverse markets in which it is used, and what current designers think about it.

30 March 2017

In memoriam: Glen Anderson

Afera learned the sad news this week of the loss of our friend and colleague, Glen Anderson.

15 March 2017

Adhesive tape field experts to educate industry newcomers from R&D to sales

Afera, the European Adhesive Tape Association, announced its eighth event organised, hosted and taught by the best and brightest of the field of adhesive tape. Unique to the European tape industry, Afera’s Tape College brings two days of learning about the fundamentals and current technical essentials of adhesive tape technology to professionals relatively new to the market.

21 February 2017